Voices of Wrestling began on the night of July 17, 2011, founder Rich Kraetsch had just returned from WWE’s Money in the Bank 2011 pay-per-view which saw CM Punk in front of a raucous hometown crowd in Chicago, Illinois defeat John Cena for the WWE Championship. Being in the audience for that night was a life-altering experience for Kraetsch who would go home and start building the foundation of what is today Voices of Wrestling, VoicesofWrestling.com and the Voices of Wrestling Podcast Network.
Originally started as a show to interview pro wrestling fans on the history of their fandom, the podcast evolved with the help of Joe Lanza—a long-time internet pal of Kraetsch’s. The two would transform the podcast first into an interview show with wrestlers and promoters including Booker T, Christopher Daniels, Victoria (Tara) and Gabe Sapolsky before eventually settling on a news/opinion format. Shortly thereafter, VoicesofWrestling.com was built to house the (very) infrequent reviews and columns Lanza and Kraetsch would publish. Little by little, fans of the Voices of Wrestling podcast grew as did people interested in participating on the site through columns, previews, reviews and eventually podcasts.
Today, Voices of Wrestling is one of the preeminent… voices (sorry.) in pro wrestling media. The site boasts the most diverse collection of pro wrestling podcasts anywhere and covers pro wrestling from all across the world with columns, previews, reviews and more.